HRA has informed the Union that it will move the Sup III (social services) list. It will be calling Numbers 1 through 22 on May 8 for three to five vacancies. President Anthony Wells noted that this was a positive sign in the Union’s effort to move civil services lists. “It’s a start,” he said. “The Union will continue to monitor vacancies.”
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The Atlantic has a good post about the push back against the
privatization of public services.
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After discussions between HRA Commissioner Steve Banks and SSEU Local 371 President Anthony Wells, HRA will begin moving the two civil service lists. The agency is expected to begin with the Sup III social worker list and move to the other ones.
The agency must coordinate with DCAS and the personnel department to identify vacancies.
Please see the attached letters from SSEU Local 371 and DC 37 Local 768 regarding educational requirements for social workers.